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Mayor Bowser and Universal Health Services Cut Ribbon on Cedar Hill Urgent Care, GW Health in Ward 8

Friday, October 7, 2022

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Universal Health Services (UHS) cut the ribbon on the new Cedar Hill Urgent Care, GW Health. Owned and operated by UHS and in partnership with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Medical Faculty Associates, the $1.8 million full-service urgent care will provide comprehensive services for a wide range of illnesses. Cedar Hill Urgent Care, GW Health is the first location to open as part of a partnership between the District and UHS to create a comprehensive system of healthcare serving communities east of the Anacostia River.

“We were very proud, earlier this year, to break ground on the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, but we also know that it is not just about building one hospital – it is about the entire health care system. This new urgent care is a critical piece of that system,” said Mayor Bowser. “The new urgent care facility will help ensure more Washingtonians are getting the right care at the right place at the right time.”

When complete, the system will include two urgent care facilities, an ambulatory center, and the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health. The new facility, located on the ground floor of the Mapleview Flats building at 2228 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE, will open its doors to patients on Monday, October 10. The urgent care center will be open seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm, and serve all District residents.  

Cedar Hill Urgent Care, GW Health will offer comprehensive services for a broad range of illnesses including: 

  • Allergic reactions and asthma 
  • Colds and flu 
  • Ear infections
  • Falls, minor sprains, and broken bones
  • Persistent cough
  • Pink eye
  • Minor cuts, burns, bug bites, and animal bites
  • Sinus pressure and sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections  

In addition, x-rays and basic lab work will be offered. 

“We are thrilled to be embarking on the development of these vital health services East of the Anacostia River so that we can better serve all residents across the District of Columbia,” said Kimberly Russo, MBA, MS, Group Vice President of the Washington, DC Region for UHS and Chief Executive Officer of GW Hospital. “Opening Cedar Hill Urgent Care is the next step in creating a comprehensive, academic medical network which will enhance health access, equity and outcomes and elevate healthcare in our nation’s capital.” 

Cedar Hill Urgent Care, GW Health will be fully integrated with the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center opening in early 2025 as well as a second urgent care facility opening in 2024 in Ward 7.  

“Providing access to high-quality health care to all citizens of the District is a 200-year tradition for GW,” said Barbara L. Bass, MD, Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates. “In this new urgent care facility, we will have the ability to provide convenient, on-the-spot care to our patients and partner with our neighbors to improve the health and wellness of our great city.” 

In February, Mayor Bowser, UHS, George Washington University and Children’s National Hospital broke ground on the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health in Ward 8 at the St. Elizabeths East Campus. Last month, the Mayor and UHS announced a plan to expand the size of the new hospital to include a fourth floor. The expansion is made possible through a $17 million investment from UHS. 


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